|Ed Fries - From Excel to Xbox 360 Interview (July 2005) - Kikizo|
Kikizo interviews Ed Fries, who left Microsoft's Game division in 2004 (and was previously Vice President of Game Publishing), in an interview titled "From Excel to Xbox 360" in July 2005. Includes a tons of questions on his past gaming experience at Microsoft - the Xbox 360, Rare, Perfect Dark: Zero and next-gen gaming. Questions also arise about his current exploits, or as he calls it "retirement" (with AEGIA, Fireant and Airtight Games)...
Keywords: Kikizo; Interview; Ed Fries; Microsoft; Xbox 360; Rare; AEGIA
|Conker: Live & Reloaded Mockumentary "Conker: Celebrity Squirrel" - Fred Northup, Jr.|
A 2005 mockumentary on the disappearance of Conker, and what happened after Conker's Bad Fur Day, including his work on Halo 2, and his comedy stand up and rap career. This was originally released as a promotional video for Conker: Live & Reloaded. [Thanks to Fileshack for the video source]
Keywords: Conker; Conker: Live & Reloaded; Halo 2; Mockumentary; Microsoft; Xbox
|Scott Henson - Xbox 360 Interview (March 2006) - Kikizo|
Kikizo interviews the then-Director of Microsoft's Game Technology Group, Scott Henson, in March 2006. Covers mainly the Xbox 360 (launched in December 2005), including the HD-DVD addon, as well as XNA. See the segments list for more detailed points. You can find the original video page, and at Kikizo.com. Thanks to Kikizo for the source.
Keywords: Kikizo; Interview; Scott Henson; Microsoft; Xbox 360; XNA; HD-DVD
|Midtown Madness 3 Mockumentary "The Man Behind the Motion" - Fred Northup, Jr.|
A look behind the scenes at the Midtown Madness 3 motion capture, and the one man who makes it all work - Michael White. From a family deep in motion capture, and with his experience, he researches and works to produce the best capture sequence possible. A 2003 Mockumentary piece from Microsoft (who published Midtown Madness 3). [Thanks to Fileshack for the source of this video]
Keywords: Mockumentary; Midtown Madness 3; Motion Capture; Microsoft Game Studio; Xbox
|J Allard Interview (Xbox 360) - Kikizo|
An interview with J Allard (legally James Allard, who is Corporate Vice-President at Microsoft) done in Summer 2005 - after the Xbox 360 was announced, but before it was released in November 2005. Thanks to Kikizo for the source. The original interview page is located here: http://games.kikizo.com/features/jallard_videointerview_june05.asp Discussion includes: Expanding the gaming audience Managing a team of 20,000 Deliberate Xbox 360 leaks Varying quality of graphics Developing the look and bra...
Keywords: Kikizo; Interview; J Allard; James Allard; Xbox; Xbox 360; Microsoft; PS3
|Chris Lewis - Xbox 360 European Interview (October 2006) - Kikizo|
Kikizo interviews Chris Lewis, Vice President, Home Entertainment, Microsoft EMEA (EMEA is Europe as well as Middle East and Africa, hence EMEA or "emmear"). This was done shortly after the X06 (Microsoft's game announcement event now discontinued), nearly a year after the Xbox 360's launch. The questions all focus, of course, on the Xbox 360, the European and especially UK market. There are also some questions about promises, support and the next generation...
Keywords: Kikizo; Interview; Chris Lewis; Microsoft; Xbox 360; X06; Europe; Support
|Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings and The Conquerors Startup Movies - Ensemble Studios|
The introduction movies for Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings and Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (which is a shorter recut version of the first), from the original game files. The videos are available in the original version using AVI code IV50, and in a smaller file with the more recent H264 MPEG4 variety.
Keywords: Age of Empires II; Age of Kings; The Conquerors; Esemble Studios; Microsoft
|Rare Interview (Microsoft Aquisition) - Kikizo|
A September 2002 interview with the brothers Tim Stamper (Creative Director) and Chris Stamper (Director) of Rare (then: Rareware Ltd.), and Ed Fries of Microsoft, about the acquisition of Rare by Microsoft. Questions move onto what Rare is currently doing, planning and what upcoming things might happen. Then move back to the acquisition with answers from Ed Fries. Questions move back to what 8 bit IP they own, and if they'll miss Nintendo...
Keywords: Kikizo; Rare; Rareware; Microsoft; Tim Stamper; Chris Stamper; Ed Fries; Nintendo; Kameo; Xbox; EA
|E3 2004 Video Mix - Kikizo|
Footage from the Los Angeles-based Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show in 2004. From Kikizo's description: "Must-see video mix added to the Ultimate Video Coverage - six minute montage of the hottest babes, gaming legends, big announcements and best moments. Includes PSP and DS stuff." See also the original download page. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Keywords: Kikizo; E3; E3 2004; Booth Babes; PSP; DS; Nintendo; Microsoft; Sony
|Peter Moore - Xbox 360 Interview (May 2006) - Kikizo|
Kikizo interviews Peter Moore, then Microsoft VP of Gaming, in May 2006. Included are a lot of questions about the Xbox 360 (released late 2005, so still in it's first year), about Microsoft and E3, about the main competitor to the 360 the Playstation 3 (as yet unreleased), and some of his previous jobs. See the segment for a full list of points. Interestingly, the questions about Final Fantasy XIV (14) coming for the Xbox 360 came true for non-Japanese region Xbox's announced in 2008...
Keywords: Kikizo; Interview; Peter Moore; Xbox 360; Microsoft; Playstation 3; Live Anywhere; Micro Transactions; E3; Final Fantasy IXV
|Peter Moore - Xbox 360 Interview (October 2006) - Kikizo|
Kikizo interviews Peter Moore, then VP of Gaming at Microsoft, in October 2006 (between the Tokyo Game Show 2006 (TGS) and X06 (Microsoft's gaming event)). The questions centre a lot around the Xbox 360, although also mentioned are games for Windows, the Japanese market and some other related items - Bungie, Peter Jackson and the Halo film, Microsoft research into controls. See the segments list for the full list of question points...
Keywords: Kikizo; Interview; Peter Moore; Microsoft; Xbox 360; Japan; Windows; Ensemble; Bungie; Peter Jackson; Halo; Halo Wars; Tokyo Games Show; X06
|Halo 2 Making Of Video - Film Oasis|
A Making of Halo 2 video, from December 2003 (the game was released November 2004), which details the design (including art design), story and gameplay of Halo 2 and details of the work going into it, and how the project started and what features are in the game. Interviews are with various Bungie people: Marty O'Donnell (Composer/Audio Director), Joseph Staten (Writer/Cinematics Director), Jason Jones (Project Lead), Jamie Griesemer (Design Lead), Marcus Lehto (Art Director), Nathan Walpole (An...
Keywords: Interview; Bungie; Microsoft; Halo 2; Marty O'Donnell; Joseph Staten; Jason Jones; Jamie Griesemer; Marcus Lehto; Nathan Walpole; Robert McLees; Shi Kai Wang; Chris Butcher
|E3 2006 Footage by United Games - United Games Media|
E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2006 footage by United Games, covering every console and many games from each one. Split up into chapters, there are sections for the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, PC, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Gameboy Advance, and Sony PlayStation Portable. The event was the preview and precursor to the release of the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3, both released later in the year...
Keywords: United Games; Andrew Mehta; E3; E3 2006; Nintendo; Sony; Microsoft; Wii; PlayStation 3; Xbox 360; PC; PlayStation 2; Xbox; GameCube; DS; Gameboy Advance; PlayStation Portable
|E3 2005 Xbox 360 Footage by United Games - United Games Media|
This United Games footage of E3 2005 covers the Xbox 360 at E3. The console got previewed at the show and footage was done of several games being made available for the system. The layout is in chapter segments, see the Segments details for more information. Other footage covering the other consoles was not completely edited, leaving this as standalone material covering the major announced console of the year...
Keywords: E3; E3 2005; United Games; Andrew Mehta; Microsoft; Xbox 360; Need for Speed: Most Wanted; Call of Duty 2; Top Spin Tennis 2; Kameo: Elements of Power; Condemned: Criminal Origins; Full Auto; TestDrive: Unlimited
|E3 2004 Footage by United Games - United Games Media|
This United Games footage of E3 2004, setup in chapter form, covers several parts of the culture of E3, and many games being shown that year with comments on the stages, videos and demos available, as well as complaints of lacking free stuff and innovation. See the segments section for details for each chapter. E3 2004 features the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable (PSP) prototypes, as well as the existing Xbox, Playstation and Gamecube games of the year - the last year to heavily feature the...
Keywords: E3; E3 2004; United Games; Andrew Mehta; Chaz O'Kell; Sony; Nintendo; Microsoft; PlayStation 2; PSP; Nintendo DS; Xbox; The Matrix Online; Metroid DS; WarioWare DS; Pac'n'Roll; BoothBabes; Metal Gear ACID!; Legends of Eternia
|Fire Team Charlie - Episode 11 - Mount Hang'em High - Ben Langley and Andrew Zulpo|
Newly reincarnated Jono takes the commander to Mount Hang em' High to get a new android. Much hilarity ensues.
Keywords: Ben Langley and Andrew Zulpo; bungie; microsoft; halo: fire team charlie; fire team charlie: episode 11 - mount hang'em high
|Red vs. Blue - Episode 30 - I Dream of Meanie|
Tex is back, and she's on a mission to kill. The reds look for a volunteer for the position of resident robot guy.
Keywords: rooster teeth; bungie; microsoft; halo: red vs. blue; red vs. blue: episode 30 - i dream of meanie
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